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Bonn is the former capital of West-Germany (1949-1990) and is located just about 20 kilometres south of Cologne. Until 1999, it still was the official seat of the German Government, after which this honour went to Berlin. It roughly has 320,000 inhabitants, making it the 19th largest city in the country. Still, many governmental and administrative tasks are kept since it hasn't been the capital anymore. Also, Bonn is a great place to explore for travellers, with many historical buildings and good restaurants and nightlife. And let's not forget it's the birthplace of Ludwig von Beethoven, one of history's most famous componists.
Bonn's climate is characterized by warm and dry summers from June to September (average temperatures around 20 to 25 °C) and mild but wetter winters from December to February when snow and frost is possible but not that common. Rain is possible year round but tends to concentrate during the October to March period, with sometimes heavy showers in summer, after hot conditions.
Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) is located around 15 kilometres from both Cologne and Bonn. Homebase of budget airline Germanwings, other major users of the airport are Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Condor and TUIfly. Especially Germanwings and AirBerlin have dozens of cities served throughout Europe and just beyond. It is the sixth largest airport in Germany and one of the country's few 24-hour airports.
Bonn is at the crossroads of the A59, A555 and A565 highways.
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See also: International Telephone Calls
Germany's postal system is very efficient, their logistics branch DHL is one of the best companies in this field world-wide, with domestic post or within a radius of 400 kilometres, send within a day. The website of Deutsche Post has an online calculator for postage fees as well as a post office finder. Within Germany, sending postcards costs €0.45 and standard letters €0.55, within Europe it is €0.65 for a postcard, standard letters to places in Europe cost €0.70. Outside Europe, the prices for sending a postcard or standard letter are €1 and €1.70 respectively. Although you will find the old post offices (mainly in the city centre), most of the smaller neighbourhood post offices are part of a small tobacco shop or grocery store.
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